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New Yuichi Nagao: Lumina EP

Electronic producer Yuichi Nagao teamed up with Omoide Label for this EP, a brief but whimsical set. It doesn’t come far from last year’s enchanting Reverie, and Lumina finds Nagao further exploring how to turn twinkling sounds into dance-leaning cuts. Bells and chimes are the go-to element — part of the charm here is, at a time where those are often juxtaposed up against big walls of bass, Nagao plays around with them in a different, less pounding way — and that turns the title track into a shuffling number in the mold of De De Mouse. That comparison is even stronger on “Pisces,” featuring fragments of digi-singing alongside Parisian flourishes. Get it here, or listen below.